Digital Dimensions Team Template

Rowena Oyos
Isabela Silva
Blake Geddis
Fernan Omangay

Reflection and discussion

We are going to use the Science topic, Biomes and the interaction of living things within different Biomes.

Project Challenge

Based on the topics discussed during the workshop, your TEAM CHALLENGE is to develop, pitch, refine and present an idea for a classroom collaboration. Use this template to collect and synthesize ideas.
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Project Design Essentials

Project Title: Biomes and Living Things

Participants level/age: Grade 5

Curriculum focus:Identify the different biomes and Interactions of living things within different biomes.

Timeline: 4-5 weeks

Learning legacy: Google Document for Student Research. An output choice between Animoto, Scoop it and Posterous

Curriculum Integration and Alignment:

Guiding Question:

How do living things interact in different biomes?

Project Aims:

Science is part of what human beings do to try to understand their environment and their role within it. Plants and animals respond to changes in the environment in a variety of ways. Organisms relate to each other in complex ways. These might include symbiotic and parasitic relationships, among others.Organisms function in a variety of ways within their environments, such as consumers, producers, and decomposers. Curiosity is good! Environments are very complicated systems that defy simple definition and aren't easily controlled.

Focus Questions:

Can we define and/or control an environment?

What does it mean for humans to aspire to a healthy understanding of and relationship to the environment?

Standards Alignment:

Students will understand how organisms interact with their environment.

  • Define ecosystem and provide examples of different ecosystems.

  • Provide examples showing relationships among organisms, such as mutually beneficial and competitive relationships.

  • Define the roles of consumers, producers, and decomposers in an ecosystem and provide examples.

  • Know that changes in an organism's habitat are sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful to the organism.

  • Describe the response of plants to changing environmental conditions such as light, gravity, water, and space.

Prerequisites and Skill Levels:

Word processing and research skills

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Team Structure:

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Flat Classroom - Seven Step Flatteners

Use this list as a template for brainstorming and creating your project

In what way will classrooms connect globally? (Tools and expectations)

What are the modes of communication? Synchronous? Asynchronous? (Tools and expectations)

What do you and your students need to know to be reliable and responsible online learners? What do you need to prepare to complete a classroom collaboration?

How will the classrooms work together? What are the parameters of the project? (Tools and expectations). How will contribution be encouraged and monitored (Tools and expectations)

What choices will learners have to accommodate different learning styles and abilities?

What are the expected outcomes from the joint knowledge creation and sharing activities?

How will the project and collaboration be celebrated and shared at its conclusion?

Final Team Product

Share your final team product to the Ning and also via this wiki by uploading or embedding files created to support the curriculum idea.